Process Engineer (Biomass and Waste to Energy Power Plants)
Our client is a new Independent Power Producer that is investing in the UK’s largest portfolio of biomass and waste to energy power plants. With over 100MW of operational and late-stage construction assets in the current portfolio, and a further 200MW in the pipeline, the company is on course to make a significant contribution to the development of the UK’s low- carbon economy, by diverting over 1 million tonnes of waste from landfill and generating enough electricity for half a million homes.
A new vacancy has arisen for a Process Engineer to play a key role in supporting the operational assets and operational team to ensure the assets are safe, reliable, available and efficient.
Applications are invited from candidates experienced in operational power stations and/or biomass plants. You will be required to understand and help diagnose process problems on multiple plants where fuel sources range from recycled waste biomass to broader waste derived fuel streams. The assets involve a variety of technology from solid fuel handling, gasifier burning and traditional grate boilers, steam turbines, generators, HV and LV systems and control systems.
The ideal candidate for this role will have at least 5 years’ experience of operational power production ideally utilising solid or waste derived fuels. You will have a good understanding of the electricity production process including combustion, efficiency and electrical output and ideally the materials handling process too.
The Company has a lean resource structure, so the successful candidate must be comfortable personally dealing with tasks at all levels as needed to meet the needs of the business. This is a broad role with a lot of variety.
Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the role will be based in the most appropriate location to support the client’s core assets. However, the job holder will be expected to spend significant time in other locations in the UK, including the client’s Head Office in the South East, as needed with project counterparties, advisers and suppliers in the wider renewables/energy from waste sector.
This is a permanent, full-time role.